Do I need My Umbrella?

Weather Indications for Observers.

Says a weather observer: “When you wish to know what the weather is going to be, go out and select the smallest cloud you see. Keep your eye on it and if it decreases and disappears it shows a state of of the air that is sure lo be followed by fine weather; but if it increases, lake your overcoat with you if you are going away from home, for falling weather is not far off.”

“The reason is this: when the air is becoming charged with electricity you will see every cloud attracting all lesser ones towards it until it gathers into a shower, and, on the contrary, when the fluid is passing off, or diffusing itself, then a large cloud will be seen breaking into pieces and dissolving.”–The Railroad Brakeman’s Journal; 1889.